GISA ELLIPSE RESERVE BAROSSA VALLEY SHIRAZ is the pinnacle wine in the GISA portfolio.
The fruit is 100% Single Vineyard Barossa Valley shiraz from the Copper Hill vineyard, owned by Denis Rohrlach near Williamstown. This vineyard is a single cordon vineyard at 450 m above sea level. The low yielding vines produce a fruit that is dense, dark and concentrated in its flavour.
Traditional winemaking techniques including hand plunged open fermenters were used to extract the best from the fruit. Post ferment the wine was pressed off and entombed in French oak for a period of 18 months. The wine received minimal intervention from this point.
A tight structured wine with layers of complex fruits, full round mouthfeel, fine approachable tannins and good length. Whilst closed on the nose when initially opened the wine benefits from decanting and time to breath.
True to its roots this is a ripe, rich, full flavoured Barossa Shiraz from what will prove to be a good vintage.
The bottled result is a wine personifies the GISA philosophy.